How Environment Communicates Change and Connection

First Nations peoples have been observing changes in nature for thousands of years. These observations helped them make important decisions about when different food sources were available and ready to be harvested or eaten.

Cross Curriculum Priorities

Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander Histories and Cultures

A_TSICP1 First Nations communities of Australia maintain a deep connection to, and responsibility for, Country/Place and have holistic values and belief systems that are connected to the land, sea, sky and waterways.

A_TSIC1 First Nations Australian societies are diverse and have distinct cultural expressions such as language, customs and beliefs. As First Nations Peoples of Australia, they have the right to maintain, control, protect and develop their cultural expressions, while also maintaining the right to control, protect and develop culture as Indigenous Cultural and Intellectual Property.

A_TSIC2 First Nations Australians’ ways of life reflect unique ways of being, knowing, thinking and doing.

Curriculum Links

AC9E3LA09 identify how images extend the meaning of a text

AC9E3LA10 extend topic-specific and technical vocabulary and know that words can have different meanings in different contexts

AC9E3LE01 discuss characters, events and settings in different contexts in literature by First Nations Australian, and wide-ranging Australian and world authors and illustrators

AC9S3H02 consider how people use scientific explanations to meet a need or solve a problem

AC9S3I06 write and create texts to communicate findings and ideas for identified purposes and audiences, using scientific vocabulary and digital tools as appropriate

AC9HS3K03 the representation of contemporary Australia as states and territories, and as the Countries/Places of First Nations Australians prior to colonisation, and the locations of Australia’s neighbouring regions and countries

AC9HS3K04 the ways First Nations Australians in different parts of Australia are interconnected with Country/Place

AC9HS3S07 present descriptions and explanations, using ideas from sources and relevant subject-specific terms

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